Kirsten brings in her trio to do battle with the beast at Richtree - 140911Th Shows

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Kirsten brings in her trio to do battle with the beast at Richtree


Anyone who’s a woman themselves or cares about a woman in their life (I’m pretty sure this includes 99.5% or better of the population) agrees that one of the most horrendous scourges of modern times is the rampant spread of breast cancer.

Perhaps it’s simply because modern women live so much longer than their counterparts from previous eras, perhaps it’s due to the toxins those of us in the industrialized world keep spewing into the air and water and inject into our foods or perhaps it’s simply the gods’ way of telling us something’s wrong with our way of life.

No matter the causes, what everyone hopes for is a magic cure. While that may not exist (or if it does or did we probably already have or will soon make extinct whatever species of flora or fauna would produce it naturally) the more research that is done into this modern plague, and the more that can be done to develop treatments to either arrest or eliminate the monster once it’s detected, the better.

Men can get breast cancer too, of course, but women are 100 times more likely to and it is the second-leading cause of death among women in Canada. According to the website, an average of 14 Canadian women every day die of breast cancer and 67 are newly diagnosed with it. Other stats on the page paint a disturbing picture of what the future may hold if the trend doesn’t change.

Kirsten Jones -Gary 17

Kirsten Jones -Gary 17

Researching and developing effective treatments, of course, takes money and thus we have an endless stream of ongoing fundraisers to direct dollars towards the cause, including this evening’s 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. show by Kirsten Jones at Richtree Market Restaurants in the Eaton Centre mall near the Queen Street West entrance.

As I told you previously, Kirsten, an award winning Country/Pop songwriter and soulful acoustic covers artist, is there solo every Thursday, but tonight she’ll be joined by members of her band as a trio.  Mitch Grio brings in his bass and Kevin Neal will provide pedal steel accompaniment for a “tribute to 80s music” themed fundraising show.

There’s no cover but apparently Richtree is donating 100% of the money received in sales for this three-hour period to breast cancer research. That means you can check out one or more of the eleven unique eateries under the Richview umbrella and accomplish something good at the same time, and I’m told there will be drink specials too.

-Gary 17,

LISTINGS for Thursday, September 11, 2021:

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*5-8> Kirsten Jones Trio hosts 80s music tribute fundraiser for breast cancer research @ Richtree Restaurant, Eaton Centre (14 Queen St. West), TO ~Country originals & Pop covers

*5-8> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.. TO East ~Folk-Rock/Country

5-8> Joanne Morra & The France Street Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

*5-8> Nelson Denis @ Frank’s Pasta, 42 King Street E., Cobourg ~eclectic mix (Folk, Jazz, soft Rock, Latin)

6> Corin Raymond @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Roots-Pop

6> A Man of Two Minds; Lost Refuge @ Tranzac Lounge (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

6:30> October Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

7-9> Sherman & Lee album release @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~original Pop duo

7> Beverly Taft @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues

*7> open mic with Derek Mok @ Kensington Lodge, 21 Kensington Ave., TO

7> Elmer Ferrer Band @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock

7:30> Dennis Bovell @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road, TO North

*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

*7:30> open stage with Rob Phillips and Chelsey Bennett Band @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~Jazz Blues

*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

*8-11> Tinderbox Thursdays open stage with Michael Keith @ La Revolucion, 2848 Dundas St. W., TO West ~eclectic

*8> open mic with Anthony Abbatangeli & Ken Foster @ DeSotos, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W., TO West

8-12> Freedom Train @ Lake Affect, 1 Port St., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40

8-12> Phil Naro solo @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 32 Kingston Rd. E. Ajax ~acoustic Pop

*8-12> open mic & jam @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

*8-11:30> Christopher Plock & Stevie G @ Mulligan’s Pub, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~Blues/Jazz/R&B

*8-11> open mic with Sandy MacDonald @ Williamsburg Arms, 1187 Fischer Hallman Rd., Kitchener

8:30> Poor Angus @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Celtic-Canadian Fusion; $22.50/-

8:30> Songwriters Circle of Jerks # 23 feat. Nelson Sobral & members of Melting Pot; Vedette; more @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO ~indie Pop; $6

8:30> Ginger St. James album release for Diesel & Peas @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~Rockabilly/Cabaret; $10

Linsmore 140902 9> Chris Lord Ideal @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~original & cover Blues

*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach

*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West, TO West ~eclectic

9-12> Kevin Laliberte Jazz & Flamenco Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9-12> Tracey Gallant & Coco “Cognac” Brown @ Bar Radio, 615 College St., TO ~Jazz/Soul; pwyc

9> Norway; 5th Project; Moonwood @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie

9> Michael Peters @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Folk/Bluegrass

9-1> The Kat Kings @ Monarchs Pub (Eaton Chelsea Hotel), 33 Gerrard St. W., TO ~Blues

9> Melissa Payne with the Tom Watson Band @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West

9> Oliver Pigott @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E., TO ~indie

*9> jam @ The Wee Pub, 371 Wilson Rd. South, Oshawa

9> Susan & Pete @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*9:30-2> Skip Tracer @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd., Etobicoke South ~Rock/Pop

*9:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ Coyote Jack’s, 64 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax

*9:30> karaoke with Kiki @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

9:30> Parc-X Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Montreal Jazz

9:30> Al Rowe Duo @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

9:30> Glenn Groves @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock

*9:30> jam with Jack B Nimble @ Abbey Road Pub, 3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga

*9:45> Mary Mckay @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues

10> Volur + guests @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

10> Ferraro with Shaking Hands @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Roots-Rock

10> The Tristones @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~R&B/Rock; $10

10> The Tonkas @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Blues

10> Old Cabin @ The Red Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

10> Mad June; Jerry McCabe; Paul McCan & The Mischevious Misfits @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

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